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C0058569 Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome TrustC0058569 Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust
Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome TrustCourtesy of the Wellcome Library
Jeremy Farrar, Director of the Wellcome Trust, Courtesy of the Wellcome Library
  • Title
    Director
  • Affiliation
    Wellcome Trust

In 2003, when bird flu reemerged in humans, studies at a key lab in Vietnam—run by a British clinician—gave the world deep insights into the virus. When that same physician, Jeremy Farrar, became head of the Wellcome Trust and its $26 billion endowment two years ago, infectious-disease research got a new global champion. Under Farrar, Wellcome has not only doubled down on Ebola research but also fast-tracked clinical trials of potential treatments.

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